Applicants are encouraged to first attend one of our weekly Friday chapels for a tour of our property including an introduction to leadership and overview of the program.
Next please submit this online form. Once your application is processed we then ask you to complete one of our brief training sessions (typically hosted here at the Helm once a month) along with a criminal record screening, tb test and proof of tetanus shot if applicable.
Once initial meeting, application and training are complete you will be scheduled for your first orientation time. Expect to spend the first 20-30 minutes of your shift signing policies and remitting them to staff as well as receive an overview of first aid and emergency response procedures, You will then begin to serve as one of our valued volunteers and eventually meet your team members at subsequent gatherings.
OUR HELM TEAMS
The Helm Care team is a collaborative of individuals with the experience and heart necessary to help our residents with their mental, physical, spiritual and exit strategy care. Do you have medical, physical education, counselling, ministry or teaching experience? If you answered yes, than this is the team for you. Opportunities may include but are not limited to, first aid, teaching, physical education, prayer support, hosting studies, taking residents to scheduled appointments, helping with job hunting, resumes, receiving GED’s and certifications, tutoring, mentoring.
The support team’s role is to provide relief for staff after hours, during times of illness and for scheduled vacations. This Helm team is comprised of men who would love to oversee sporting activities, organize board game tournaments, play video games, go for hikes, take the guys to the beach, hang out for movie nights or just engage in healthy conversation while we as a staff can’t be here.
Do you have experience with church worship teams? We are growing a roster of seasoned musicians and leaders for Friday morning chapel, Helm nights and special events. We envision a team of folks from multiple churches working together to help foster an environment of worship here at the Helm.
Do you have barista, food service, customer service industry experience or a passion for food and coffee in general? The food team here at the Helm helps us with our food trailer, coffee roaster and baking for special events.
The Storehouse is our market that operates in conjunction with our trailer and coffee roaster. Part of our resident program includes learning skills and creating products for resale. This Helm team helps with finding donated vintage items for resale, caring for our store, managing point of sale (square), tracking inventory, producing items and in store display as well as advertising, social media and merchandise photography. If you are highly creative, have retail experience and or strong customer service skills than this is a fun serving opportunity for you!
The Helm is a 7.5 acre hobby farm with multiple gardens, trails, woodsy sitting areas and fruit trees. These team members should have green thumb and the time to help our residents care for, weed, plant and cultivate the property here at the Helm.
This Helm team has a heart for animal care and helping us develop our program here. The goal is to come alongside our residents and help train them up in how to love and care for our chickens, goats, pigs, local wildlife and maybe a few other critters as we continue to grow as a farm.
The woodshop team is a group who have the skill set and shop experience necessary to help train our residents in the safety and operation of tools as well as help produce items made for resale in our Storehouse.
In addition to our shop we also operate a sawmill, this area of our program is for applicants with hands on experience operating a mill.
Teams with current volunteer opportunities: